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    I have a Touchpad that I reset before realizing the issue getting it back to work. I followed the instructions in webos nation including installing novacom. java, and devicetool and devicetool2.jar

    When I attempt to run devicetool I get the following error
    "java-jar is not recognized as an internal, or external command, operable program or batch file.

    Here is my command string
    C://users\Dad>jara-jar c:/users/dad/desktop/webos3/devicetool.jar or devicetool3.jar

    I just want to restore to the initial setup.,

    Appreciate any guidance on what is wrong in my process.

    Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Lapp View Post
    Here is my command string
    C://users\Dad>jara-jar c:/users/dad/desktop/webos3/devicetool.jar or devicetool3.jar
    Here's my guess...
    • C: indicates you are using windows... so you need your slashes going the right way ( \ ). You also mixed them! Maybe that's just a forum typo, but on the command line, accuracy is vital!
    • Also, "jara-jar" -> java -jar
    • Finally, you appear to be 'in' the folder, C:\users\Dad according to your command prompt.

    So, my guess is that you don't need to include that part in your command. So, at the command prompt,
    C:\users\Dad>
    Input the command,
    java -jar desktop\webos3\devicetool.jar
    I'm not sure if you need a slash before desktop, try it if the above doesn't work or do,
    cd desktop(enter)
    dir(enter to see the folders)
    cd webos3(enter)
    java -jar devicetool.jar(enter)
    The prompts shows you the path to the folder you are in. List the subfolders with 'dir' (list directories) cd means 'Change Directory'. 'cd (folder name)' moves you to that folder. 'cd..' moves you back up the path.
    Last edited by Preemptive; 09/15/2015 at 01:34 PM.
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    Don't know much about the Windows terminal as opposed to Linux, but adding a slash will look for "desktop" in the very top of the directory, instead of the place you're currently looking in the terminal.

    <Realizes he's on a Windows computer and can actually test it out>

    Yes, you don't need the slash if the folder appears when you enter "dir".

    Also, don't forget to use the Tab button. It's basically autocomplete for terminal, which will help make sure you don't get a typo. As for your java command, I believe there is a space between "java" and "-jar".
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    If the OP did a good cut-and-paste for the error:

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Lapp View Post
    When I attempt to run devicetool I get the following error
    "java-jar is not recognized as an internal, or external command, operable program or batch file.
    than he's just missing the space after "java <space> -jar ... "

    But i should cd to the right directory where devicetool.jar exists and execute "java -jar devicetool.jar" like pivotce states.
    If you then get "java is not recognized as an internal, or external command, operable program or batch file." you should install java (https://java.com/download)

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